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angle-left ADVISORY: World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Latest Notifications

Philippine exporters and relevant stakeholders are strongly encouraged to review and comment on the listed proposed technical regulations that may greatly affect our exports to the issuing economies.   


The latest bulletin lists a total of 22 notifications covering various sectors such as agriculture, chemical technology, domestic and commercial equipment, electrical engineering, environment, health protection, safety, fuels, food technology, metallurgy, telecommunications, video and audio, paints, and health care technology, the respective issuing economies and the final date of comments are provided below:  



  1. Seed potato, Burundi, 19 December 2022 
  2. Banana seeds, Burundi, 19 December 2022 
  3. Pesticides - Alpha-cypermethrin, United Kingdom, 15 December 2022 

Aircraft and space vehicle engineering 

  1. Unmanned aircraft Insitu Inc. ScanEagle3, United States of America, 04 December 2022 
  2. Lead air pollution and engine emissions of lead from certain aircraft, United States of America, 17 January 2023 

Construction materials and building 

  1. Water meters (for cold potable water meters only), The Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, Not Indicated 

Domestic and Commercial equipment 

  1. Variable refrigerant flow multi-split air conditioners and heat pumps (VRF multi-split systems), United States of America, Not Indicated 
  2. Portable electric spas, United States of America, 19 December 2022 
  3. Air cleaners, United States of America, 19 December 2022 
  4. Commercial and industrial fans, blowers & fume hoods, United States of America, Not Indicated 
  5. Small electric motors and electric motors, United States of America, Not Indicated 

Environment. Health protection. Safety 

  1. Volatile organic compounds, United States of America, 13 December 2022 
  2. Volatile organic compounds, United States of America, 13 December 2022 

Fluid systems and components for general use 

  1. Air compressors and hand held percussive breakers, Hong Kong, 04 December 2022 
  2. Portable air compressors, used for the purpose of any construction work, capable of supplying air above 500 kPa, Hong Kong, 15 December 2022 

Glass products 

  1. Crystal glass, Ukraine, 17 December 2022 

Health care technology 

  1. Homeopathic medicines, Equador, 19 December 2022 
  2. Traditional chinese medicine, Macao, Not Applicable 
  3. Medicines, active pharmaceutical ingredients, Ukraine, Not Indicated 
  4. Medical devices subject to administrative destruction, United States of America, 06 December 2022 

Paints and varnishes 

  1. Paints and varnishes, Macao, Not Applicable 


  1. Land mobile radio, Republic of Korea, 15 December 2022 

Please submit your comments to the DTI Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS) thru email at and copy the DTI Export Marketing Bureau ( The BPS serves as the Philippines’ National Enquiry Point (NEP) and the National Notification Authority (NNA) for the WTO-TBT Agreement.